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Make your voice heard: new legal duty on serious violence

The deadline is fast approaching to fill in the consultation about a new legal duty to underpin a ‘public health’ approach to tackling serious violence.

The proposed new duty is designed to bring together a range of public agencies such as police, education and health partners, local authorities, offender management, housing, youth and victim services, to prevent and tackle serious violence.

The consultation will close on May 28 and we would encourage all those working in the field of sport and crime to fill in the consultation to ensure that your views and opinions are reflected.

The proposals for a duty are not about giving new responsibilities to individual teachers, nurses, coaches or other frontline professionals. Instead the Home Office is consulting on a duty that would require public bodies such as schools, hospitals, councils, youth offending services and police forces to work together better to share information and jointly plan and target their interventions to prevent and stop violence altogether.

The consultation, which launched on 1 April, can be found on the Gov.UK website on the link below.


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